Few things are more precious and wonderful than welcoming the arrival of new life in the world. An abundance of love and joy is bestowed on a family through their little one, and it’s an occasion to be celebrated with praise and beautiful words!
Baby showers are wonderous occasions, and there are many fitting Bible verses that encapsulate the love, oneness, grace, and joy such events ought to command.
You don’t have to read all these out to your guests in one fell swoop – instead, work them into your party in discrete, parceled batches. Slip them into your invites, guest bags, thank you cards, etc. This way ensures that each verse is given the respect it deserves, rather than simply ending up as part of a list to be rattled off over a dull evening.
The Bible has a lot of wisdom suitable for these types of occasions. We’ll share our list first, then go over how you could go about integrating these Bible verses into your baby shower celebration!
Bible Verses for a Baby Shower
- (Isaiah 54:13) “All your children will be taught by the Lord, and great will be their peace.”
- (1 Samuel 1:27) “I prayed for this child, and Yahweh has given me my petition which I asked of him.”
- (Jeremiah 29:11) “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”
- (Psalm 139:13) “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.”
- (Isaiah 63:7) “I will tell of the LORD’s unfailing love. I will praise the LORD for all he has done.”
- (Psalm 127:3-5) “Behold, children are a heritage of Yahweh. The fruit of the womb is his reward. As arrows in the hand of a mighty man, so are the children of youth. Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them. They won’t be disappointed when they speak with their enemies in the gate.”
- (Proverbs 22:6) “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.”
- (Deuteronomy 7:13) “He will love you and bless you and multiply you; He will also bless the fruit of your womb.”
- (Matthew 18:4) “Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.”
- (Isaiah 65:23) “They will not labor in vain, nor will they bear children doomed to misfortune; for they will be a people blessed by the Lord, they and their descendants with them.”
- (3 John 1:4) “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.”
- (Philippians 4:4) “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice.”
- (Romans 11:36) “For from him and through him and for him are all things. To him be the glory forever! Amen.”
- (2 Corinthians 7:4) “I am acting with great boldness toward you; I have great pride in you; I am filled with comfort. In all our affliction, I am overflowing with joy.”
- (Psalm 32:11) “Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, O righteous, and shout for joy, all you upright in heart!”
- (Numbers 6:24-26) “The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the LORD lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.”
- (Psalm 30:11) “You have turned my mourning into dancing; you have loosed my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness.”
- (1 John 4:7) “Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.”
- (John 16:24) “Until now you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.”
- (Psalms 112:1) “Praise the Lord. Blessed are those who fear the Lord, who find great delight in his commands. Their children will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed.”
- (Psalms 103:2) “ Let all that I am praise the LORD; may I never forget the good things he does for me.”
- (John 16:21) “A woman giving birth to a child has pain because her time has come, but when her baby is born she forgets the anguish because of her joy that a child is born into the world.”
- (Matthew 18:10) “Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.”
- (Psalm 118:24) “This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.”
- (Mark 9:37) “Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me.”
- (1 Thessalonians 3:12) “May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else, just as ours does for you.”
- (Galatians 3:26) “For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus.”
- (John 15:12) ”My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.”
- (Psalm 139:14) “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful; I know that full well.”
- (Ephesians 2:10) “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”
- (Psalm 71:23) ”My lips will shout for joy when I sing praises to you; my soul also, which you have redeemed.”
- (Mark 10:16) “And he took the children in his arms, placed his hands on them and blessed them.”
Where to Use Them
It’s common for people on such monumental occasions to only read these verses out loud.
There’s nothing wrong with reading some Bible verses out during the opening or closing speech of your baby shower, but remember that these verses are meant to enhance or relate to your message – they shouldn’t be used as a crutch for your speech’s content!
For this reason, relate each Bible verse to where they’d fit best in your party. You’ve got a ton of options here, so don’t be ashamed to explore things that go beyond the tried and true.
Print them on the Invitations!
Putting a Bible verse down this early on helps set the tone for the occasion. You just can’t go wrong starting things off gracefully, so pick out something memorable for your opening verse.
That said, some of your potential invites might not take to this addition all that well. They might be uncomfortable with the addition of Bible verses there, but pay them no mind. This occasion is about you, your partner, and your child – run it as all of you see fit!
If you have a choice to put the verse inside the card or outside of it, we’d recommend taking a third option – placing the verse on something else entirely, then slipping it into the folded card.
If one of your guests happened to have been charmed by what they read, they could easily turn that verse into a bookmark now!
Read them during the Baby Shower’s Opening!
Reading verses aloud during the opening speech is a classic. It works pretty well, and you don’t have to worry about printing or other coordination efforts – just speak from your heart.
The problem comes when you use too many verses during this time. In general, you can usually cover and expand on one or two verses in reasonable depth. Anything more than that risks your strong opening dragging on, which could have guests zoning out on the tail end of your speech.
You want to share your joy on this occasion, but as poetic as some of the Bible’s verses are your joy deserves to be shared primarily through your own words.
Tuck them into the Room’s General Décor!
You might just want to print out your favorite Bible verse on a huge banner in your room. Complement this by adding other verses onto the different table signs – you could even use these table sign verses to “group” your guests.
Pro tip: Just place the verse name down for your table signs, rather than the verse itself. People are generally curious by nature and oftentimes more invested in answers that they have to earn. Let them discover that verse for themselves!
That mystery verse on the table sign could pique your guest’s interest far more effectively than anything else you might have cooked up earlier!
Slip them into your Guest’s Gift Bags (Or have them be the Guest Bags!)
A short booklet – filled with your favorite verses – tucked into a cute gift bag could be a fun option to share some inspiring verses. If they want to read them, they can do so at the pace they desire.
Alternatively, you could put their verses on the guest bags themselves! Scripture gift bags can make for an adorably practical keepsake from a lovely baby shower, and you can usually pick them up in bulk to boot!
Jot them down on the Thank-You Cards!
Lastly, you can’t go wrong by adding a verse to follow your simple thank-you cards. It doesn’t really matter where the verse is, but we’d recommend giving it the personal touch. Try handwriting these Bible verses, rather than simply printing them out beforehand.
Your guests will certainly appreciate the effort you took to make their presence feel extra welcome!
Bible verses suit baby showers way better than most people would expect, but they need to be used cleverly to make a solid, memorable impression.
Don’t look into what you have to say – as you’ll have more than enough options – so much as how and where you’ll be sharing that wisdom within God’s grace!